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to the podium, please. [applause] >> lt. governor newsom, mayor lee, counsel general, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. it is a great pleasure for me to be here to attend this seminar, " organized -- let me give a special thanks to the previous speakers who gave very warm and remarkable remarks. i would like to give special thanks to the state government of california and the municipal government of san francisco. i think without your help, this forum for the seminar will not be realized. i also believe that through the seminar, with both sides, which will enhance our cooperation between our two sides. for many years, national corp. always is a dynamic factor -- cooperation is always a dynamic factor. and the economic and trade relations is also under way because of this dynamic factor. we believe that through all the -- this is becoming more important. china and the chinese government attaches great importance to national corp. and to state corporation and city corp. -- cooperation between the two countries. this time, i am leading a delegation consisting of 100 people. my main purpose or one
from beijing. [applause] welcome. next to my former boss, the hon. gavin newsom, lieutenant governor of california. the hon. counsel general of the people's republic of china. [applause] the minister of the embassy of the people's republic of china and the united states, based in washington, d.c.. and charlotte schultz, mr. mike rossi, senior adviser on jobs for governor brown. also officials from the delegation. the director-general of the department of foreign investment and administration. mr. wong shi. and mr. -- the commercial counselor of the department of corporation. and the director-general of the investment promotion agency of the ministry of commerce in china. we have more. the chairman of the tschida chamber of commerce -- china chamber of commerce. and from the china contractors association. and the president of the foreign trade and economic relations commission. and the deputy director general, department of commerce of the inner mongolia, autonomous region. the director of economic and trade office of [unintelligible] province. i would like to mention that locally, we
newsom in pouring rain in paris in front of city hall. like you in san francisco, reduction of pollutants and greenhouse gases is a priority. you've seen how bicycle lanes throughout san francisco, even on our famous hills and after too long a delay, we ant pate launching our bike share program in 2013. our two cities have been in the forefront.in the fields of high-tech and digital media. digital sister cities. on your last visit in 2006 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of our partnership, we signed an accord being digital sister cities. this accord has facilitated numerous parisian company ins establishing companies in san francisco such as parisoma which we will visit tomorrow. and we see companies based in san francisco that create branches in paris such as soef fee nova whose ceo, a member of the city sister committee is with us today. there are many other examples of successful and flourishing business and commercial relations between our two cities, an atmosphere made part in possible due to the close working relationship between our two close municipalities. finally, as each of
. >> we formed a relationship with mayor newsom a while back. i met him at his office and presented to him -- major artistic genre at black rock. and this is portable monumentality. we told him there are great portable monument works of art all around the bay area. not so much in san francisco, but certainly in oakland. in the east bay. there are some facilities left in the city. being an acute politician, he soon realized what that meant. it was the answer to a political problem. if you put a piece of art in a neighborhood, community members will bicker about it endlessly. if it is only there to be there three months, that is something else coming in deed. i could see a light bulb above his head when we said that. -- something else, indeed. one could just create art paths out of durable materials upon which you could amount to such works of art. then the entire city, given the supply of createive talent, the whole city could be a revolving work of art. that would be wonderful. that is what black rock city is. why not transpose that to san francisco? i think the city is now looking at doin
for a number of years. i had the privilege of working with gavin newsom in the past to during his administration to create the electric vehicle infrastructure for the city and began the conversation and the collaboration with the other counties to bring an electric vehicle corridor. it signals our efforts to support the creation of infrastructure to the electric vehicle industry. of course we have encouraged the private automobile creators to join us. today is a wonderful opportunity to do that with a bmw. any of you who noticed the labels in this city, you will certainly noticed the popularity of bmw as a corporation, not only a great company but one that is also on the cutting edge of the use of technology. i want to thank them and welcome them to not only the electric vehicle stage, which they have been working on, but also to this great program they are about to introduce, the drive now and park now technology. joined -- joining us in the car sharing program for their members who want to use bmw products. this idea of cars sharing has been a part of san francisco's objective i
francisco the honorable edwin lee. former mayor and current lieutenant governor the honorable gavin newsom. the city chief of protocol charlotte schultz, and her husband former secretary of state george schultz. former mayor willie brown. [cheers and applause] and former mayor frank jordan. we want to acknowledge the husband of united states senator and former mayor dianne feinstein, mr. richard bloom. the wife of former mayor gina mos coney and the wife of former mayor joe alliteo, catherine. the sister of former mayor george christopher. the board board and the rest of the city family who has made this event possible. we are also honored to be joined by several giants dignitaries. president and ceo larry baer and his wife sam. [cheers and applause] . giants vice president and general manager brian saibian and his wife amanda. [cheers and applause] the wife of the skipper mrs. kim bochy. and let us now welcome distinguished members of the giants ownership group, charles johnson, david jenkins, trina and rob veen, tory and steven humphrey and allen baer. and we also joined by past
then mayor good gavin newsom -- i'm sorry-excuse me, i missed a question here. my apologies. okay. this yes is for mr. everett, miss olague and miss selby. this is where i want to be. >> okay. >> thank you. again for mr. everett, miss olague and my selby. over the years there have been various proposals to allow non-citizen members of san francisco to vote in city elections. in your opinion, which city elections, if any, should be open to participation by non-citizen residents and which non-citizen residents should be allowed to vote in those elections? >> the harsh reality is that so many non-citizens still have children in our public schools here in san francisco, throughout the state of california and throughout the united states. as all of you undoubtedly know. with that being said, it's vitally important that those parents still have a say in the education of their children. i would certainly support and promote voting by those parents in school board elections in san francisco. by implication own a community college election would fit in that rubric, to support college advancement t
? someone? his own wife [speaker not understood] with gavin newsome. [speaker not understood]. we don't have any police officer to give the chief of police more than the friend of gavin newsome. he don't know anything about the [speaker not understood] of my country, of my city. [speaker not understood] the district attorney [speaker not understood]. i am here, challenge everyone. enough is enough. 10 months, my city doesn't have someone to control the jail. sheriff [speaker not understood], he deserves it [speaker not understood] sooner or later. shame on you. mr. mayor, i am here, challenge anyone include you because you go bad. and when you go bad, someone like me must tell you to stop and enough know what i mean and know what i mean for what i said, i don't like discrimination. i hate discrimination. take it or leave it. [speaker not understood]. >>> good afternoon, supervisors, [speaker not understood] for the public library. don't accept money from the friends and foundation. and, of course, the answer is ask the mayor why he endorses official misconduct when it's among his appointees.
hayes or gavin newsom when he had his --owq with the chief of staff's wife does thatgg;z wind up moral turpitude or firefighter that killed his wife and burnedj$ down the place that they lived in. perhaps i8Ñ the casa de las madres should ask, after all this is over the the district$d attorney's office, why did they dismiss all of these hundreds ofçmc&-cases, considering the fact that the d.a.'s office actually has a pending with one their own. not exactly a conflict of inteoilbut something we should take into consideration if we're going to facilitate a healing process wxgnn< i think we should do by thewh8 board -- >> president chiu: thank you very >> good evening. my name's ann --k÷foi and i did not expect to be here tonight. my evening started out3>9[ really well. i came home from work and settled down on the couchoÑ with my husband and two daughters and watched the giants win. justd[ and then i flipped the channel over;/
team started about 8 years ago and under mayor newsom's leadership and mayor newsom had visited different locations around the country and had heavy belief in the fact that you need outreach to reach out to folks who are otherwise unable to connect to the services that can help them. there are lots of people who use our department of public health services, human health services, shelters, but the outreach team is composed in particular to reach out to folks who had the inability because of their disabilities to make these connections. and so we were put together, you know, staffing from the department of public health, from human services agency, from a nonprofit, cats, one of the wonderful thing about cats is that they actually hire people who formerly were homeless, who formerly were people with substance dependence and these are folks who have now recovered and they want to give back. so our co-workers are people who have actually been through the experience themselves along with some of our psychiatric and social work perspective, this one-two punch is a great way to addr
the world series back in 2010, gavin newsome was mayor of san francisco. on nights like this, he tells us that he really misses the job. >> you get those fancy seats and then all of a sudden you know where you stand based on how far back you are in the stands. i'm somewhere mid to upper deck, with the real folks. >> yeah. newsome says his three-year-old daughter is good luck. every play-off game they've attended, the giants have won. except tonight his daughter is in southern california. >>> mayor edwin lee and detroit mayor david binge have agreed on their world series bets. a little late but they got it in. the winner will visit the other city and do a little community service. there you go. >>> a middle schoolteacher is under arrest, suspected of selling drugs. police found a pound of pot and 4200 in his car, in the school's parking lot. 66-year-old allen goodman is a teacher at hercules middle school. officers searched his walnut creek home and say they found evidence of a marijuana grow and a large amount of cash. >>> another bay area teacher is having problems, not with drugs but wi
housing. mayor brown newsom and lee have done a great
- mayor gavin newsom asked what we have learned. he allowed me to develop the programs with the emergency management and a host of different departments to introduce a bigger emphasis on preparing for and implementing a recovery and making resilience and recovery more the norm of how we do things in our city. çq levels of response we have. we created new relationships with established agencies, the red cross, the apartment building inspection, the planning department. but most importantly, we created a spiritç that is very consistt with fema'sçç national disastr recovery from work. you have to start building capacity in your communitims. you cannot abandon them in the time of need. the only way you doç that is to create those relationships now. you do not have to talk about disasterç and to use that wordn every conversation to get them better prepared. you can talk about mitigation, how the neighbors come together and did greener, how they help us to create bike paths and build affordable housing. when you create those relationship with the different communities in our city a
housing. mayor brown newsom and lee have done a great job in getting more housing in san francisco and we at tishman speyer have tried to capitalize on this. is this our first high-rise residential project in the project. it's a 650-unit project, the infinity, which was delivered in 2008-2009, arguably the worst timing we could have thought up for building a major condominium project. yet that project is completely sold out. it was a strong financial success and there are a thousand people living in these buildings today who call san francisco home. this is a thriving community south of market. given the recovery, we hope to repeat this starting next year with our project across the street at 201 folsom. this is another 650-670 units to be built on the south side of folsom between main and beale. we're also proud of the fact that through our commitment to the board of supervisors, that for both of these projects, we said yes, we will make a commitment not only to helping fund affordable housing, but to actually getting it built. and together with evans and union property capital we built
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